Suit of the Week: Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers Pinstripe JacketFor busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

I’ve been eyeing this suit for a while.  The skirt was what caught my eye — a simple, straight A-line is difficult to find in a suit, but that does seem to be what we have here.  (They note that there is a slit in the skirt, but don’t say where it is — I wonder if it’s on the side or in the back.)  Looking at it more closely, the white pinstriping on the gray wool is a bit unusual — a nice, springy touch.  I’d pair it with a bright yellow top if I were feeling happy, black or navy if I were feeling more sedate.  The jacket (Wool One-Button Pinstripe Jacket) is $368, the skirt (Pinstripe Skirt) is $188, and the pants (Wool Plain-Front Lucia Pinstripe Pant) are $198. Note that Brooks Brothers is having their Preferred Customer Event right now (through 4/7) and you can enjoy 15% off your entire order (25% if you use your Brooks card).

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Thursday’s TPS Report: G. Cooper Charcoal Pinstripe Wool Suiting Dress

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
We have just discovered this site, Shabby Apple (through a mention in Marie Claire, we think) but are very impressed with the dresses, particularly for the price, and in the huge variety of sizes.  (It’s been a while since we found one cute store that carried a lot of things in sizes XXS – WL (basically, sizes 0 through 28).  In any event, for this Thursday, we’re liking this great pinstriped dress.  It reminds us of something from Mad Men, but without being costumey.  And for the price ($94) you can’t go wrong.  This particular dress is available in sizes XXS-XL.  G. Cooper Charcoal Pinstripe Wool Suiting Dress

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